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Why America needs Immigrants.

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I have never been opposed to immigrants. I hope that Trump knows what he is doing..
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Who is saying we don't need legal immigration? Of course within reason. We are a nation of laws. If you are undocumented, get legal or get out.
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Not necessarily. Immigrant jobs tend to pay low. So if immigrants leave, no one will want those hard labor and low paying jobs. The bastards who own those businesses will have no choice but to increase the pay so that finally Americans will apply for those positions. It has nothing to do with immigrants. It's rich assholes paying low wages because they know immigrants will do anything to provide for their families.
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We were ALL immigrants at one time or another. With the exception of Native Americans, we were ALL immigrants. Have a little compassion.
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Uhmmm immigrants are one thing, illegals are another! Why are things always switched around? Like Muslim Ban! It was a ban against certain countries! Not Muslims in general! I swear they prey on the weak minded and dumb!!
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If I want to go to Mexico, I can take my passport, show up at customs, fill out a paper, pay a fee--about $25 the last time I went, and I am welcomed to Mexico. If a Mexican national wants to come here, he or she has to take off work, go to a major city, stand in line all day, and possibly get to talk to an official. That official may advise them that they need to go to another office, and another. Along the way, they may have to grease someone 's palm with a significant sum and still be turned away. A laborer may earn $10 a day. A police officer, a teacher, a nurse, or a firefighter may earn $800--$900 a month. It could take a month's wages to get papers to come for a visit. They have to prove by showing their bank account and proof of employment that they aren't a risk for staying in the US once they get here. Regular people can't always get permission to come at any price, even for a visit. There are many well-educated people who can't make a living there. Lawyers, engineers, and technology-based workers leave the country because, in spite of all the things that need to be done, there is no one to pay them for their work. Poor people from the country move to cities hoping to find work, but there isn't any. Destitute to start with, they wind up on the outskirts of every major city, living in cardboard boxes or shacks made of torn-up wooden pallets. They bake in the hot sun, without utilities, and their hungry children play around little puddles of polluted water. How are they going to pay the fees to get the papers they need to come here? And how are they going to wait in line for ten years to get in? Their kids are hungry TONIGHT. Look at your children. What would you do to keep them from starving? There used to be a fence at Laredo along the Rio Grande. It was covered with hundreds of wooden crosses representing souls that were lost trying to come to the land of promise. It may make you feel justified in your anger against them because some have come without documents. You may believe that they are all dope dealers, welfare scammers, tax cheats. However, if their employers are on the up-and-up, they are having taxes and Social Security withheld from their wages. There's little notice of the services they render to us, nor much remembrance that our government invited Mexican agricultural and railroad workers to take over jobs left behind by soldiers in WWII. They spent years here helping us, doing back-breaking labor for little pay and often hazardous working conditions. The major crime in all this is poverty and the fact that half of us would rather use billions to build a wall so that we won't have to look at it or do anything to alleviate it.
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Without immigrants? Are you f*cking retarded? Keyword you're missing is"illegal." It's the same thing Obama, Bill and yes Trump all pushed for. Under the 2006 fence protection act, Obama, Bill and Hillary all also called for a wall, before Trump even thought of running for president. As a matter of fact, Obama deported more illegals than ALL 43 of his predecessors. In 2013 alone, he deported over 400,000. No videos made then huh? By the way, only 4% of illegals work in farming and agriculture
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Without immigrants? Are you f*cking retarded? Keyword you're missing is"illegal." It's the same thing Obama, Bill and yes Trump all pushed for. Under the 2006 fence protection act, Obama, Bill and Hillary all also called for a wall, before Trump even thought of running for president. As a matter of fact, Obama deported more illegals than ALL 43 of his predecessors. In 2013 alone, he deported over 400,000. No videos made then huh? By the way, only 4% of illegals work in farming and agriculture
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Immigrants bring different perspectives. For example, the Brazilian founder of Instagram understood that eliminating text would encourage worldwide adoption by non-English speakers which has made Instagram such a great product.
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Immigrants bring in a lot of job opportunities. There are businesses established by them and these help the economy greatly. It provides jobs too.
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Open borders allow greater competition. This has been the backbone of U.S. economic policy. Competition yields lower costs, better quality, more choices, more innovation, greater efficiency and a stronger democracy by dispersing economic power.
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Immigrant families contribute significant philanthropic dollars towards education, training, health, the environment, and the underprivileged in so many communities.
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Immigrants are entrepreneurs who create jobs. They believe they have more opportunities in the States and try to establish businesses.
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Undocumented immigrants pay state and local tax. That in itself is a big contribution to funding.
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Immigrants work hard. They do jobs most people wouldn't do. They're find doing manual labor.
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Immigrants bring in their expertise in the different industries. They have skills in engineering and other fields which could be useful.
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Immigrants are active in community projects and helping their fellow immigrants. They spearhead fundraisings for their community.
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Immigrants get the job done. They're hard workers and want to make a better life in the US. They see it as a big opportunity to have a better life.
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Diversity is important. It's always good to have a good mix of people and cultures.
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Immigrants make the economy better with businesses and jobs. They contribute to the growth of it.
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